The body of this paper should use the headings given on the criteria sheet and be written as a professional book review




For this assignment, read a book that matches one of the topics on the  class syllabus, and write a review of it, using the criteria sheet you have been given as the basis for the review.


       The body of this paper should use the headings given on the criteria sheet  and be written as a professional book review.

Part A (25%) - Review the book, provide a summary of the important points the author makes about the subject, and give your opinion supported by reasons and the author’s perspective. This should be the shortest section of the paper.

Part B (30%) - Address each category as shown on the criteria sheet

Purpose and Audience, Authority, Accuracy & Reliability, Objectivity, Currency, and Coverage (Modified from

Part C – (35%) – Identify the most interesting aspect of the book, supporting your thoughts with reasons and examples.  How can you use what you’ve learned at work and in your business career?  Why (or why not) would recommend this book to others?

Part D - (10%) - Professionalism, Grammar, & Format

Marks are assigned as per the Criteria sheet in this handout

Remember, you MUST demonstrate critical thinking in the presented material to get the best mark












Criteria Checklist For Book Review -  MGMT 601




Written Communication Assessment 10%



Did not meet expectations


Met expectations


Exceeded expectations

Writing Conventions

(grammar, word use, punctuation, mechanics)


grammatical errors

and misspellings

inhibit readability Informal language, abbreviations and slang are used

Few grammatical errors

(3 or fewer per page)

Correct verb tense used

Paragraphs flow from

one to another Active

voice pervasive

Free of grammatical errors

and misspellings Effective verb tense used; Uses phrases and

construction that delight as

well as inform the reader

Primarily active voice

Overall Effectiveness appearance/format

Not formatted to Specifications, Lacking professional appearance

Formatting is generally

correct, acceptable

professional appearance.

Assigned format followed

explicitly: Exceptional

professional appearance


Critical Thinking and Written Analyses Rubric 90%



Did Not Meet Expectations


Met Expectations


Exceeded Expectations


Writing is not clear. It is

difficult to understand points

being made. The writing lacks

transitions, and few examples and/or illustrations are provided to support explanation or


Writing is generally well organized and understood. Transitions are used to facilitate clarity. Some examples and/illustrations are used to support explanation or recommendations.

Writing is succinct, precise,

effectively organized no ambiguity. Transitions, explanation and elaboration are extensive to elucidate points. Detailed illustrations and/or examples are used to support explanation & recommendations


Critical issues/questions are

omitted or ignored in the writing.

Most of the critical issues/questions are addressed in the writing.

All critical issues/questions

are addressed completely in writing

Depth of




Ignores bias; Omits arguments

Misrepresents issues; Excludes data; Includes but does not detect inconsistency of

information; Ideas contain

unnecessary gaps, repetition or extraneous details overlooks differences

Detects bias; Recognizes arguments; Categorizes content; Paraphrases data;

Sufficient detail to support conclusions and/or recommendations


Analysis includes insightful

questions; Refutes bias; Discusses

issues thoroughly; Critiques content; Values information Examines inconsistencies;

Offers extensive detail to support conclusions and recommendations; Suggests solutions/ implementation

Breadth of Discussion



Omits arguments or

perspectives; Misses major

content areas/concepts;

Presents few options

Covers the breadth of the topic without being superfluous

Considers multiple

perspectives; Thoroughly delves into the issues/questions;

Thoroughly discusses  relevant facts


Elements of Reasoning



Fails to draw conclusions or

conclusions rely on author’s

authority rather than strength of presentation; Draws faulty conclusions; Shows intellectual dishonesty

Formulates clear conclusions with adequate support

Assimilates and critically

reviews information, uses

reasonable judgment, and

provides balanced, well

justified conclusions

Internally Consistent

There is little integration across the sections of the paper. Several inconsistencies or contradictions exist. Few of the issues, recommendations and explanations make sense; not well integrated.

Sections of the paper are generally well linked/connected. Only minor contradictions exist. Most of the issues, recommendations and explanations make sense and are well integrated.

All sections of the paper are

linked. There are no

contradictions in the

writing. All issues,

recommendations and

explanations make sense

and are well integrated


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